This is important economic news for the vape and unsurprisingly it comes from China. Friday, the country formalized its first two billionaires in the vaping industry, it's about Chen Zhiping that Xiong shaoming, both manager of the Smoore International Holdings.
Following stock market actions, China has just formalized its first two billionaires in the vaping industry. Indeed, the actions of Smoore International Holdings more than doubled from their IPO price of HK $ 12,40 to close at HK $ 31,00 on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Friday. This left Smoore's valuation at HK $ 178 billion, or nearly 23 billion.
During closing, the President and CEO Chen Zhiping, 44, owned a stake of nearly 8 billion ; shares owned by the executive director Xiong shaoming, 49, were worth 1,2 billion. Everyone shares his fortune with his wife; neither spouse is a member of the board of directors.
Founded in 2009, Smoore provides vaping devices or components to customers such as Japan Tobacco, Reynolds, NJOY, relx, American tobacco et British American Tobacco. It earned 2,1 billion yuan last year, or about $ 300 million, on revenue that increased to 7,6 billion yuan from 3,4 billion yuan in 2018. About one-fifth of its income comes from the United States and almost half of mainland China and Hong Kong.